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  • Scott Caan Replaces Shia LaBeouf in 'Rock the Kasbah'

    Scott Caan has replaced Shia LaBeouf in Bill Murray's indie comedy "Rock the Kasbah." LaBeouf had come on to the project in January after announcing that he was leaving public life due to "attacks against his artistic integrity." Producers did not...
  • F&ME, JaJa Kick Off Lensing on 'Streetkids United II' in Rio

    LONDON -- Feature documentary "Streetkids United II -- The Girls From Rio," the sequel to the 2011 Berlinale entry, has kicked off lensing in Brazil. The second film -- in what is to become a series -- is being produced by the U.K.'s F&ME and the...
  • 'Need for Speed' tops 'Mr. Peabody,' Clooney at China box office

    BEIJING --— The Aaron Paul driving film "Need for Speed" remained ahead of the pack at the mainland China box office for the third week in a row, racking up an additional $12.7 million in the seven days ending Sunday and bringing its total gross...
  • Swedish Film Institute Backs 'Flocking,' 'False Witness'

    Swedish helmer Beata Gardeler, who earned a Guldbagge award nomination and the Novella Film nod at Goteborg Intl. film festival for her debut "In Your Veins," is on board to direct her sophomore feature, "Flocking." The drama, which is one of the...
  • Working with the enigmatic Lars von Trier

    NEW YORK — When actor Willem Dafoe arrived on the Swedish set of Lars von Trier's "Manderlay" a number of years back, the filmmaker asked if they might meet to discuss Dafoe's role. It was far from a typical meeting. Von Trier first asked if...
  • Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' is more comedy of manners than sex film

    Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier understands the art and craft of making movies, the power the form is capable of combined with the skill and means to achieve it, about as well as anyone working in the world today. He also seems to believe in cinema as...
  • Ben Walker to Star in 'The Moon and the Sun'

    "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" Benjamin Walker is set to star in the indie "The Moon and the Sun." He is joined by Pierce Brosnan, Kaya Scodelario and Fan Bingbing. The pic is helmed by Sean McNamara with James Pang, Wei Han, Paul Currie and David...
  • M-Appeal Sells 'Boys' to U.K., Poland, France (EXCLUSIVE)

    LONDON -- M-Appeal has sold all rights to Mischa Kamp's "Boys" to Peccadillo Pictures in the U.K. and Tongariro in Poland. KMBO in France has taken theatrical rights to the pic. The film had previously been sold to Wolfe Releasing in the U.S. and...
  • Film Review: 'Silver Spoon'

    As wholesome as fresh milk, "Silver Spoon" centers on a pack of individualistic youngsters who attend a vocational high school for dairy farming in Hokkaido, northern Japan. Not your average youth film about sports, first love or superheroes, this...
  • Wu Tianming dies at 74; Chinese director shook up state-run studio

    Wu Tianming dies at 74; Chinese director shook up state-run studio
    BEIJING — In the mid-1980s, Wu Tianming's star was on the rise. With China opening up to the world after the Cultural Revolution and Mao Tse-tung's death, he had found success as director of movies including "Life" and "The Old Well" and as the head...
  • Female Directors Dominate French Film Showcase

    French women filmmakers may be under-represented in the competition lineup of Cannes Film Festival, but they're surely gaining ground in recent years, accessing high-profile casts and delivering singular, often emotional films that spark international...